Security bars

The fear of crime drives many people to install security bars and other devices on their windows and doors to prevent intruders from entering their homes. These actions are often taken without consideration of fire safety and as a result, many serious incidents have occurred where people have been trapped and died in fires.

NFPA has created free educational materials with specific safety messages about home security and fire safety developed to assist you in organizing a safety program in your community.

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471 USA
Telephone: +1 617 770-3000 Fax: +1 617 770-0700